School Readiness sessions

Do you have a child starting school in September?

Our new Ready, Steady School sessions are starting in Chippenham and Calne.  Booking essential.

Baby & Me

We have spaces left on our next Baby & Me courses being held in Chippenham and Calne.  Come along and meet other new mums from your area.  Booking required.


Relocation of services from King’s Rise Centre

As some of you may be aware at the end of the summer term, Rise will be moving out of the Kings Rise Centre due to a reduction in our funding. All staff that are currently based in that building will now be relocating to our Spring Rise Centre at Frogwell. All of the sessions that currently run out of the Kings building will be relocated to our RISE Hub at Charter School from September. We want to cause as little disruption as possible, but some changes to sessions may be necessary. Once everything is confirmed we will post about the changes to notify parents in advance.

There will be no sessions running at Kings from Monday 22nd July 19 apart from Mum2Mum (Breastfeeding group) and Health Visitor Clinic. This is to allow time for the Rise staff to move things out of the Kings building. Over the Summer Holidays, staff will be getting things set up ready for September so Charter will be closed during this time. For this period, we are looking at a different venue for Mum2Mum (Breastfeeding group) and Health Visitor Clinic. Again once confirmed we will update people.

Sorry in advance for any inconvenience these changes may cause.

If you have any questions, please contact Leona Smith on 01249463040 or


The Rise Trust has a chance to receive £1,000 towards its work. Your nomination really counts. £1,000 could make a real difference to the work we do supporting families in the community. Your nomination could be the one that helps us win. Click ‘nominate now’ on the website below and enter our details. Our Charity number is 1114446 and Charity type is Community. Thanks for your support
The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word.

Plastic Free Calne!!

Help Calne go Single Use Plastic Free! A great event is taking place this Saturday at Calne Town Hall, with excellent tips and tricks on how to reduce single use plastics in your day to day life!

The event kicks off from 10am, with a variety of activities planned throughout the day!

Centre closure for essential maintenance

Calne Children’s Centre will be closed on Wednesday 10th April due to essential maintenance by Wessex Water.  We will re-open the following day.  You can still get hold of us by calling 01249 823247 and this will divert to a member of staff.